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prescribed a rest, country air, but
that was beyond her attainment.
"I'm going away tor a day or two,"
Burnham told Mrs Walters that
evening . "My dream I will make it
true!" he pledged himself fervently.
Two weeks latecBurnham con
veyed the Walters family and Miss
Worth to their new home, a lovely
country cottage. He had used his
own money to give to the widow a
surety of provision for the rest of
"I am going away," he said to Ida
a week later.
He noted that she changed color
and her lips fluttered, and he won
J "I. must tell you what the others
need not know," he continued sadly.
I "I am not the uncle of those chil
dren," and he told her all.
"Then you are even a nobler man
than I thought," burst forth Ida im
petuously. "L am an ex-convict," and the rest
of the wretched story came out
"You have nobly redeemed your
self," breathed Ida. "Oh, do not go
away, they need you. We love you !"
Her hands had now rested in his
own. He looked into her eyes, fear
somely, and then with a rare thrilL
She- swayed toward him, and he
knew that his fond dream had come
1 WHAT THE SCHOOL
When "mother" prepares Tommy's
lunch box for school, or his break
fast or supper at home, she mustn't
forget that Tommy has two big jobs
on his small hands" these- days he's
working and growing.
Tommy's baby brother just grows,
he has no work to do; "big brother"
just works he's through growing.
But Tommy, and all the other boys
and girls of school age, are working
and growing together, so it is very
important that they be carefully fed.
It's so important that the United
States government is giving it close
attention and this is what one of the
government teachers has to say
about feeding school children:
BY UNCLE SAM.
(Prepared as follows by a food expert
of the U. S. Dep't of Agriculture.)
There is a very close connection
between a child's work that is, his
play and study, and his food. One
of the important purposes of properly
feeding the child is to give him abun
dant energy for his play and his
school work. To give him food that
contains the necessary elements of
sugar, and starch and fat, the ele
ments, that build up tissues and sup
ply the body with the energy needed
CHILD SHOULD EAT
to carry on its vital processes..
The following menus for a child
from six to nine years old indicate
the quantity and the quality of food
Orange of medium size, cooked
oatmeal, one-third cup; milk and
cream mixed, one-half cup; toast,
one slice; butter, one-half cubic
inch; milk to drink, one glass.
Whitefish, three ounces as pur
chased, or one and one-half ounces
edible portion; potato, one small;
celery, cooked in milk, three-eighths
cupful; bread, one slice; butter for
bread and potato, one cubic inch; rice
pudding, one-half cupfuL
Egg, toast, one slice; butter, one
half inch; milk, one glass; prunes,
three, cooked with one-half level ta
blespoon of sugar; cookies.
The main freshening of serge is to
remove the shine. . This cannot be
permanently done, says the Philadel
phia North American, but for tem
porary results put a few drops (five
or six) of ammonia in the quart of
sponging water, and use this instead
of the clean water.